Starburst Japanese Tanbark. This awesome variegated plant is in the oak family and has 6" long lanceolate leaves with a large yellow splotch down the center of the leaf. This form was brought into the country from Japan by the late Dr. Fred Meyer of the U. S. National Arboretum. It has unusual flowers on a spike-like inflorescence forming small acorns in the fall. It will make a medium size tree of up to 25-30 ft. It should be planted in full sun to part shade with good drainage. We have never seen any deer damage on this plant either, nor any other pests for that matter.